Monday, August 2, 2010

Powder Room DIY Reno.

Confidence is a vague and tricky emotion resulting from the memory of a last similar experience. After a few successful DIY reno projects at home such as dining room wainscoting, and door headers/pediments, etc., I under-estimated the time, efforts and skills involved in a bathroom renovation. From finding the right vanity/counter top/sink/faucet to buy, to plumbing and re-routing the cutout inside the vanity, to wainscoting, we ran into hiccups almost every single step along the way. That goes to prove an old saying: good planning is halfway to success -- or in our case, poor planning almost sent us halfway to failure. If I wasn't traveling so crazily for work over the past few weeks, if only I wasn't so anxious to dive into the project, I would have had more time to plan and think twice beforehand.

Anyhow, after committing two days' worth time to our ground floor powder room, I am pretty content with the outcome. Here are some pictures.

This is the BEFORE picture I hope to erase from my memory for good. Everything was builder basic, and poorly put together. The laminate counter top was peeling off.
AFTER: Freestanding maple vanity in glossy espresso finish, topped with Bianco Carrara Marble counter top and a white porcelain vessel sink. Wainscoting is just over 60" height from the ground. The rest of the wall was in Light French Grey, leftover paint from the guest bedroom renovation.
This is another angle of the AFTER PICTURE.
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